Dr Neil   Jordan
Senior Lecturer

Dr Neil Jordan

PhD Zoology (University of Cambridge, 2009)

MSc Zoology (University of Stellenbosch, 2005)

BSc(Hons) Zoology (University of Manchester, 2000)

Science
Centre for Ecosystem Science

I am most interested in the ecology and behavior of predators in human- or livestock-dominated areas, and in developing and evaluating tools to reduce human-wildlife conflict. Other interests include animal communication, and most recently in applying this to managing carnivore movements. Overall I am interested in research underpinning conservation management.

Phone
+61-2-68811452

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Buesching CD; Jordan N, 2019, 'The Social Function of Latrines: A Hypothesis-Driven Research Approach', in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 14, Springer International Publishing, pp. 94 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17616-7_8
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Downey H; Amano T; Cadotte M; Cook CN; Cooke SJ; Haddaway NR; Jones JPG; Littlewood N; Walsh JC; Abrahams MI; Adum G; Akasaka M; Alves JA; Antwis RE; Arellano EC; Axmacher J; Barclay H; Batty L; Benítez‐López A; Bennett JR; Berg MJ; Bertolino S; Biggs D; Bolam FC; Bray T; Brook BW; Bull JW; Burivalova Z; Cabeza M; Chauvenet ALM; Christie AP; Cole L; Cotton AJ; Cotton S; Cousins SAO; Craven D; Cresswell W; Cusack JJ; Dalrymple SE; Davies ZG; Diaz A; Dodd JA; Felton A; Fleishman E; Gardner CJ; Garside R; Ghoddousi A; Gilroy JJ; Gill DA; Gill JA; Glew L; Grainger MJ; Grass AA; Greshon S; Gundry J; Hart T; Hopkins CR; Howe C; Johnson A; Jones KW; Jordan NR; Kadoya T; Kerhoas D; Koricheva J; Lee TM; Lengyel S; Livingstone SW; Lyons A; McCabe G; Millett J; Strevens CM; Moolna A; Mossman HL; Mukherjee N; Muñoz‐Sáez A; Negrões N; Norfolk O; Osawa T; Papworth S; Park KJ; Pellet J; Phillott AD; Plotnik JM; Priatna D; Ramos AG; Randall N; Richards RM; Ritchie EG; Roberts DL; Rocha R; Rodríguez JP; Sanderson R; Sasaki T; Savilaakso S; Sayer C; Sekercioglu C; Senzaki M; Smith G; Smith RJ; Soga M; Soulsbury CD; Steer MD; Stewart G; Strange EF; Suggitt AJ; Thompson RRJ; Thompson S; Thornhill I; Trevelyan RJ; Usieta HO; Venter O; Webber AD; White RL; Whittingham MJ; Wilby A; Yarnell RW; Zamora V; Sutherland WJ, 2021, 'Training future generations to deliver evidence‐based conservation and ecosystem management', Ecological Solutions and Evidence, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2688-8319.12032
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Alting BF; Bennitt E; Golabek KA; Pitcher BJ; McNutt JW; Wilson AM; Bates H; Jordan NR, 2021, 'The characteristics and consequences of African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) den site selection', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-021-03047-8
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Rafiq K; Appleby RG; Edgar JP; Radford C; Smith BP; Jordan NR; Dexter CE; Jones DN; Blacker ARF; Cochrane M, 2021, 'WildWID: An open-source active RFID system for wildlife research', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13651
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Smith BP; Jaques NB; Appleby RG; Morris S; Jordan NR, 2021, 'Automated shepherds: Responses of captive dingoes to sound and an inflatable, moving effigy', Pacific Conservation Biology, vol. 27, pp. 195 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PC20022
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Rafiq K; Jordan NR; Wilson AM; McNutt JW; Hayward MW; Meloro C; Wich SA; Golabek KA, 2020, 'Spatio-temporal factors impacting encounter occurrences between leopards and other large African predators', Journal of Zoology, vol. 310, pp. 191 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12746
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Smith BP; Appleby RG; van Eeden LM; Webster HS, 2020, 'Addressing inequality and intolerance in human–wildlife coexistence', Conservation Biology, vol. 34, pp. 803 - 810, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13471
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Witt RR; Beranek CT; Howell LG; Ryan SA; Clulow J; Jordan NR; Denholm B; Roff A, 2020, 'Real-time drone derived thermal imagery outperforms traditional survey methods for an arboreal forest mammal', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242204
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Vitale JD; Jordan NR; Gilfillan GD; McNutt JW; Reader T, 2020, 'Spatial and seasonal patterns of communal latrine use by spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) reflect a seasonal resource defense strategy', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-020-02895-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Radford C; McNutt JW; Rogers T; Maslen B; Jordan N, 2020, 'Artificial eyespots on cattle reduce predation by large carnivores', Communications Biology, vol. 3, pp. 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s42003-020-01156-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Rafiq K; Hayward MW; Wilson AM; Meloro C; Jordan NR; Wich SA; McNutt JW; Golabek KA, 2020, 'Spatial and temporal overlaps between leopards (Panthera pardus) and their competitors in the African large predator guild', Journal of Zoology, vol. 311, pp. 246 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12781
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Adams TSF; Mwezi I; Jordan NR, 2020, 'Panic at the disco: Solar-powered strobe light barriers reduce field incursion by African elephants Loxodonta africana in Chobe District, Botswana', ORYX, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605319001182
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Rafiq K; Jordan NR; Meloro C; Wilson AM; Hayward MW; Wich SA; McNutt JW, 2020, 'Scent-marking strategies of a solitary carnivore: boundary and road scent marking in the leopard', Animal Behaviour, vol. 161, pp. 115 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.12.016
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Smith BP; Appleby RG; Jordan NR, 2020, 'Co-existing with dingoes: Challenges and solutions to implementing non-lethal management', Australian Zoologist, http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/az.2020.024
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Chisholm S; Stein AB; Jordan NR; Hubel TM; Shawe-Taylor J; Fearn T; McNutt JW; Wilson AM; Hailes S, 2019, 'Parsimonious test of dynamic interaction', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 9, pp. 1654 - 1664, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4805
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Kusler A; Jordan NR; McNutt JW; Broekhuis F, 2019, 'Cheetah marking trees: Distribution, visitation and behaviour', African Journal of Ecology, vol. 57, pp. 419 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12602
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Brink H; Purcell B; Letnic M; Webster H; Appleby R; Jordan N, 2019, 'Pets and pests: a review of the contrasting economics and fortunes of dingoes and domestic dogs in Australia, and a proposed new funding scheme for non-lethal dingo management', Wildlife Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR19030
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Rafiq K; Appleby RG; Edgar JP; Jordan NR; Dexter CE; Jones DN; Blacker ARF; Cochrane M, 2019, 'OpenDropOff: An open-source, low-cost drop-off unit for animal-borne devices', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 10, pp. 1517 - 1522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13231
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Bryant B; Pittard S; Jordan NR; McMahon CR, 2019, 'Chemical capture of wild swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in tropical northern Australia using thiafentanil, etorphine and azaperone combinations', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 97, pp. 33 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12782
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Neil Jordan
    McNutt JW; Stein AB; McNutt LB; Jordan NR, 2017, 'Living on the edge: Characteristics of human-wildlife conflict in a traditional livestock community in Botswana', Wildlife Research, vol. 44, pp. 546 - 557, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR16160
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Walker RH; King AJ; McNutt JW; Jordan NR, 2017, 'Sneeze to leave: African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) use variable quorum thresholds facilitated by sneezes in collective decisions', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.0347
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jackson CR; Groom RJ; Jordan NR; McNutt JW, 2017, 'The effect of relatedness and pack size on territory overlap in African wild dogs', Movement Ecology, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40462-017-0099-8
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Buse C; Wilson AM; Golabek KA; Apps PJ; Lowe JC; Van der Weyde LK; Weldon McNutt J, 2017, 'Dynamics of direct inter-pack encounters in endangered African wild dogs', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-017-2338-9
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Dewhirst OP; Roskilly K; Hubel TY; Jordan NR; Golabek KA; McNutt JW; Wilson AM, 2017, 'An exploratory clustering approach for extracting stride parameters from tracking collars on free-ranging wild animals', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 220, pp. 341 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.146035
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Torrents-Tico M; Rich L; McNutt JW; Nthomiwa M; Mothala M; Motsamai G; Jordan NR, 2017, 'On the right track? Comparing concurrent spoor and camera-trap surveys in Botswana', AFRICAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, vol. 47, pp. 128 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.3957/056.047.0128
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Abrahms B; Sawyer SC; Jordan NR; McNutt JW; Wilson AM; Brashares JS, 2017, 'Does wildlife resource selection accurately inform corridor conservation?', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 54, pp. 412 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12714
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Hubel TY; Myatt JP; Jordan NR; Dewhirst OP; McNutt JW; Wilson AM, 2016, 'Energy cost and return for hunting in African wild dogs and cheetahs', Nature Communications, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11034
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Hubel TY; Myatt JP; Jordan NR; Dewhirst OP; McNutt JW; Wilson AM, 2016, 'Additive opportunistic capture explains group hunting benefits in African wild dogs', Nature Communications, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11033
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Abrahms B; Jordan NR; Golabek KA; McNutt JW; Wilson AM; Brashares JS, 2016, 'Lessons from integrating behaviour and resource selection: activity-specific responses of African wild dogs to roads', Animal Conservation, vol. 19, pp. 247 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acv.12235
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Pomilia MA; Mcnutt JW; Jordan NR, 2015, 'Ecological predictors of African wild dog ranging patterns in Northern Botswana', Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 96, pp. 1214 - 1223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyv130
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Apps PJ; Golabek KA; McNutt JW, 2014, 'Top marks from top dogs: Tandem marking and pair bond advertisement in african wild dogs', Animal Behaviour, vol. 88, pp. 211 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.12.001
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Apps P; Mmualefe L; Jordan NR; Golabek KA; McNutt JW, 2014, 'The "tomcat compound" 3-mercapto-3-methylbutanol occurs in the urine of free-ranging leopards but not in African lions or cheetahs', Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, vol. 53, pp. 17 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bse.2013.12.013
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Golabek KA; Apps PJ; Gilfillan GD; Mcnutt JW, 2013, 'Scent-mark identification and scent-marking behaviour in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus)', Ethology, vol. 119, pp. 644 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eth.12105
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Messenger J; Turner P; Croose E; Birks J; O'Reilly C, 2012, 'Molecular comparison of historical and contemporary pine marten (Martes martes) populations in the British Isles: Evidence of differing origins and fates, and implications for conservation management', Conservation Genetics, vol. 13, pp. 1195 - 1212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10592-012-0365-7
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Nichols HJ; Jordan NR; Jamie GA; Cant MA; Hoffman JI, 2012, 'Fine-scale spatiotemporal patterns of genetic variation reflect budding dispersal coupled with strong natal philopatry in a cooperatively breeding mammal', Molecular Ecology, vol. 21, pp. 5348 - 5362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.12015
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Manser MB; Mwanguhya F; Kyabulima S; Rüedi P; Cant MA, 2011, 'Scent marking in wild banded mongooses: 1. Sex-specific scents and overmarking', Animal Behaviour, vol. 81, pp. 31 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.07.010
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Mwanguhya F; Kyabulima S; Rüedi P; Hodge SJ; Cant MA, 2011, 'Scent marking in wild banded mongooses: 3. Intrasexual overmarking in females', Animal Behaviour, vol. 81, pp. 51 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.10.007
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Mwanguhya F; Furrer RD; Kyabulima S; Rüedi P; Cant MA, 2011, 'Scent marking in wild banded mongooses: 2. Intrasexual overmarking and competition between males', Animal Behaviour, vol. 81, pp. 43 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.07.009
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Mwanguhya F; Kyabulima S; Rüedi P; Cant MA, 2010, 'Scent marking within and between groups of wild banded mongooses', Journal of Zoology, vol. 280, pp. 72 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2009.00646.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Golabek KA; Jordan NR; Clutton-Brock TH, 2008, 'Radiocollars do not affect the survival or foraging behaviour of wild meerkats', Journal of Zoology, vol. 274, pp. 248 - 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7998.2007.00377.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Cherry MI; Manser MB, 2007, 'Latrine distribution and patterns of use by wild meerkats: implications for territory and mate defence', Animal Behaviour, vol. 73, pp. 613 - 622, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.06.010
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR, 2007, 'Scent-marking investment is determined by sex and breeding status in meerkats', Animal Behaviour, vol. 74, pp. 531 - 540, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2006.12.015
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Russell AF; Young AJ; Spong G; Jordan NR; Clutton-Brock TH, 2007, 'Helpers increase the reproductive potential of offspring in cooperative meerkats', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 274, pp. 513 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2006.3698
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Clutton-Brock TH; Hodge SJ; Spong G; Russell AF; Jordan NR; Bennett NC; Sharpe LL; Manser MB, 2006, 'Intrasexual competition and sexual selection in cooperative mammals', Nature, vol. 444, pp. 1065 - 1068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature05386
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Carlson AA; Russell AF; Young AJ; Jordan NR; McNeilly AS; Parlow AF; Clutton-Brock T, 2006, 'Elevated prolactin levels immediately precede decisions to babysit by male meerkat helpers', Hormones and Behavior, vol. 50, pp. 94 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2006.01.009
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Carlson AA; Manser MB; Young AJ; Russell AF; Jordan NR; McNeilly AS; Clutton-Brock T, 2006, 'Cortisol levels are positively associated with pup-feeding rates in male meerkats', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 273, pp. 571 - 577, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2005.3087
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Clutton-Brock TH; Russell AF; Sharpe LL; Jordan NR, 2005, ''False feeding' and aggression in meerkat societies', Animal Behaviour, vol. 69, pp. 1273 - 1284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.10.006
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Plowman AB; Jordan NR; Anderson N; Condon E; Fraser O, 2005, 'Welfare implications of captive primate population management: Behavioural and psycho-social effects of female-based contraception, oestrus and male removal in hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas)', Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol. 90, pp. 155 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2004.08.014
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Russell AF; Carlson AA; McIlrath GM; Jordan NR; Clutton-Brock T, 2004, 'Adaptive size modification by dominant female meerkats', Evolution, vol. 58, pp. 1600 - 1607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0014-3820.2004.tb01739.x
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Russell AF; Carlson AA; McIlrath GM; Jordan NR; Clutton-Brock T, 2004, 'ADAPTIVE SIZE MODIFICATION BY DOMINANT FEMALE MEERKATS', Evolution, vol. 58, pp. 1600 - 1600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1554/03-480
    Journal articles | 2002
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan NR; Golabek KA; McNutt JW, 2002, 'Top marks from top dogs: Tandem marking and pair bond advertisement in dominant African wild dogs', New Scientist, vol. 176, pp. 42
  • Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Neil Jordan
    Jordan N, 2016, 'Pair-specific scents in African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus, and an example of a potential method to identify signals within complex mixtures.', in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13, Springer, pp. 461 - 476, presented at Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13

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